Found October 24, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – It’s almost time for Halloween and, for Kyle Busch, there are memories of a time when not many things were spookier than having to make one of his semiannual visits to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. That’s because, during a three-race stretch starting in the spring of 2008, the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver who will sport a special M&M’s Halloween Fun Packs paint scheme for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 never finished better than 24th at the .526-mile paperclip-shaped oval. Busch’s fortunes at Martinsville began to turn around with a solid fourth-place finish in the fall of 2009, and then came new crew chief Dave Rogers. In March 2010, during his first full season under Rogers’ guidance, Busch was running second at Martinsville when a late-race caution forced a decision by the No. 18 team to pit late in the race, costing precious track position. On the ensuing restart, the Las Vegas native made contact with Paul Menard and was ultimately forced to settle for a...
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